Search Results: "Timeri N. Murari"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TALIBAN CRICKET CLUB by Timeri N. Murari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Readers will be of two minds, whether Murari's Bend It Like Beckham approach to Taliban repression is trivializing or uplifting."
Indian filmmaker and novelist Murari (Taj, 2005, etc.) offers a romantic feel-good about Afghanistan circa 2000, not without its share of grim fundamentalism but heavy on the optimism. Read full book review >

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Over The Edge - Part One by N. Bergström
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Though marred by linguistic missteps, this heady mix of luminous minds, scarred psyches, wild passion, and universal mysteries make Bergström's novel a solid debut."
A hunky Swedish physicist and a seductive Slovenian architect struggle to overcome their troubled pasts and find love in this first installment of an international romantic series. Read full book review >

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THE DIAMOND RING by N. Rajanna
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A vivid chronicle of calamity that yanks at the heartstrings."
Tragedy befalls an Indian girl whose elders preordain her marital destiny in this absorbing drama, based on a true story. Read full book review >

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Visionary by N. Dunham
Released: Nov. 25, 2012

"A middling teen-oriented fantasy story with adventure and romance."
In Dunham's debut YA fantasy, teenager Aislinn Murphy stumbles upon her psychic powers and can predict the future. Read full book review >

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The Bubble Kids by N. Chowdhry
Released: July 1, 2014

"A well-balanced and often powerful story recommended for younger teens and history buffs."
A debut YA novel about life in Pakistan during and soon after the events of 9/11. Read full book review >

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RITES OF PASSAGE by Joy N. Hensley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Absolutely compelling. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The absorbing story of the first girl to join a fictional military high school. Read full book review >

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THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION by Hilarie N.  Staton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Utilitarian, at best—but more likely to dim reader interest than kindle it. (index, timeline, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Shot through with vague generalities and paired to a mix of equally generic period images and static new art, this overview remorselessly sucks all the juice from its topic. Read full book review >